Indian Air Force has inducted Su-30MKI fighter jets into its Punjab-based 221 Squadron ‘Valiants’, who flew MiG-23s till they were phased out in 2009.
The aircraft were formally inducted on Monday by Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, on Monday during which he handed over the official documents of the squadron to Wing Commander H.S. Luthra, Commanding Officer of the Squadron, the IAF said in a statement.
The ‘Valiants’ formed as an offensive fighter squadron on February 14, 1963 at Barrackpore and was equipped with the Vampires, Spitfire, Hurricane and Su-7 aircraft. They were the first to carry out strikes during the Kargil war.
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Russian manufacturers of Sukhoi-30 aircraft have signed an agreement for the supply of spares that does not involve any technology transfer. HAL signed agreements with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and United Engine Corporation (UEC) for long-term support on after sales service of Su-30 MKI aircraft,
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics has received orders worth INR 21,000 crores ($3.2 billion) that includes AL-31 engines for Su-30MKI, 12 Do-228 aircraft for the Indian Navy and 32 ALH for the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard during fiscal 2016-17
Russias Su-30SM jets made by Irkut Corp are on the procurement radar of Bangladesh which has put out a request for information (RFI) to buy eight multi-role fighter jets with an option of four more planes for its air force. “We are seeking information about the Su-30 and other planes”, Md Humayun Kabir, Defence Advisor in the Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lumpur told Defenseworld
Russian United Aircraft Corporation and Indian Hindustan Aeronautics have signed $300 million worth two Long Term Service Agreements (LTSA) for Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jet. The agreement was signed by the President of UAC Yuri Slyusar and HAL Chairman Suvarna Raju in the presence of Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, D
Indias Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will fly in Indian Air Forces frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft over Jodhpur on Wednesday, while reviewing the operational preparedness of the force. “The defence minister will undertake the sortie to gauge and review the operational preparedness and combat capabilities of the armed forces,” an Air Force spokesperson told Mail Today
Indian Air Forces Sukhoi-30MKI and French Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets will be among 20 airplanes to participate in a landing and take-off exercise on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on October 24, 2017. This will be the first official exercise of IAF after the inauguration of expressway in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in November last year
A new fighter aircraft division of Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will include the Sukhoi and Mikoyan (MiG) aircraft manufacturing companies. UAC President Yuri Slyusar was quoted by Tass as saying to Rambler News Service, "We are undergoing corporate reorganization
Chinas two SU-30 aircraft carried out intercept of a US aircraft WC-135 designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the Chinese jets was flying as near as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, US officials were quoted as saying by CNN Friday
Indian government is reportedly in an advanced stage of formulating new defense manufacturing policy that enables India to become a manufacturing hub. “The new defence manufacturing policy will enable India to cut import of combat planes, ships and submarines,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, addressing an annual meeting of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi
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